Julian Smith MP welcomes news that Fountains Abbey features in Historic England's 100 Places To Visit

Julian Smith MP has welcomed the news that Fountain’s Abbey has featured in Historic England’s Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places awards.

Fountains Abbey was nominated by the public in the Faith & Belief category, and was included in a shortlist provided to the judge, the Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul's who then chose it as one of his ten places.

Reverend David Ison said: ‘This site is a reminder of how monasteries greatly shaped the economic as well as religious and social fabric of society. It is also a telling reminder of the huge destruction the Reformation in the 16th century.’

Julian Smith said: ‘I am really pleased to hear that Fountain’s Abbey has featured in Historic England’s Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful, historic site in our area and I am pleased its getting the recognition it deserves.’